I have the small bench top Rigol DSA815 spectrum analyzer that I'd love to be able to run off 12V DC. I know I can strap a gell-cell and 12V to 120 VAC inverter on the back, but it would be so much more elegant to insatll a DC power jack on the back and figure out how to tap into the internal power supply.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.